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Village of Mead



Volume 12, Issue 2





A Regular Meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held January 10, 2017 at the Village Office.  Present were Chairman Havelka and Trustees Felty, Wielage and Wimer. Absent was Trustee Guyle. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.  Guests were Julie Ogden, Craig Reinsch, Jody Weible, Rick Miller and Melissa Konecky.


GUESTS:  Street Superintendent Julie Ogdenpresented an overview of the One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan.  Engineer Craig Reinsch presented a cost analysis for the water project.  Discussion was held on the well capacity and water treatment plant.  The future timeline for the project was presented.


Action was taken to adopt Resolution 17-02, Loan Agreement with the USDA and Grant Agreement with the USDA.  Future implementation of a rate structure for water usage was discussed.


REPORTS:  Utility/Maintenance – Superintendent Raver reported burning of a garage at 410 S. Oak St. and discussed a sewer line connection between N. First and N. Second St. along N. Vine Street. Police/Zoning Administrator/Nuisance Enforcement Officer – The Monthly Police Report was reviewed.  Planning Commission – The 2016 Building Permit Report was presented.  Clerk – Moline reported receipt of a $30.00 scholarship from NE Municipal Clerk’s Association to offset cost for Clerk’s attendance at NE Clerk’s Institute in March.  Thank-you’s were expressed on behalf of the Appreciation Dinner.


Felty exited the meeting at 7:31 p.m.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Ordinance No. 689, 8-401 Curb and Gutter; Cutting Curb, was adopted on third reading.


NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve the purchase a radar speed sign from Elan City for $2,690.00.  Mead Public Schools will contribute half of the cost for the system.  The board entered Executive Session at 7:44 p.m. for evaluation of the job performance of the Clerk/Treasurer.  The board reconvened to Regular Session at 7:54 p.m.  Action was taken to approve a 2.88% wage increase to the Clerk/Treasurer.


The meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.



Village Board:  Tuesday, February 14, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.:  Monday, February 27, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, February 13, 7:30 pm


The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.



 Winter Library Hours

Tuesdays  10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm                                         Fridays  9am-1pm

Wednesdays 4pm-7pm                                                 Saturdays  9am-12noon

     Thursdays  9am-6pm                                                                   Closed:  Sunday and Monday


Monthly Schedule

Coffee Houris scheduled every Tuesday at 10am and Story Time for young children is offered every Thursday at 4pm.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, February 17.

The Mead Public Library Board will meet Wednesday, February 15, at 530pm in the library.


Special Events

Saturday, February 4-A Saturday morning family movie will be shown at 10 am. The movie will be rated PG. Popcorn will be provided, but attendees should bring their own covered drinks. 

Thursday, February 9-The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will meet at 445 pm. This group is open to any student in grades 6-12.

June Summer Reading-Planning has started for the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Parents of young children and community volunteers are needed to help with preparations and events. If you would like to be part of this program serving Mead’s children, please contact library staff at or 402.624.6605. 


Homebound Library Delivery Service

If you know a community member who is temporarily or permanently housebound, Mead Public Library can assist by delivering books. There is no charge for this service. To make arrangements for homebound delivery, call Mead Public Library at 402.624.6605 or email


Library Updates

Mary Mayfieldhas been hired as Library Aide. Please stop and say hello to the newest member of our public library services team.

As a result of work by many in the community, the Library has successfully completed its re-accreditation through the Nebraska Library Commission. Mead Public Library is now accredited at the Silver Level through September 2019.


Thank You

Thanks to the Friends Foundation of the Mead Public Library for its work on the annual Spaghetti Feed, and to all who ate spaghetti and contributed to this fundraiser. Also, thank you to Dalene Selko, Jan Behrens, and Melissa Konecky for judging the Cupcake Wars event where nine teams competed to earn a Kindle Reader. Congratulations to the winning team of Timmy Hunt and Mason Christensen and to everyone that participated.




The Village has a cleaning position available to clean the restrooms at the park from April 1 through September 1.  You can pick up an application from the Village Office or call 402-624-2495 or email the office at and if requested, an application will be forwarded to you.   This position is open until filled.


The Village of Mead is an equal opportunity employer, who does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, origin, or creed.





MEAD COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10 / 402-624-6125

10:00a.m. – Sunday Encounter Service


6:00p.m. – We’d like to treat you to a FREE meal!

7:00p.m. – Adult Groups, Jr & Sr High Youth Group

7:15p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)


ST. JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555

5:30p.m. – Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Saturday, when scheduled


ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St. / 402-624-3015

  8:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – First Sunday of the month

  9:00a.m. – Sunday School for all ages

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – All other Sundays


PANERA BREAD – FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month from  10 until 11 am. – FEBRUARY 11


Village of Mead

312 S. Vine St., PO Box 46

Mead, NE  68041

Phone:  402-624-2495

Fax:  402-624-2024




Shawn Havelka, Chairman

Gary Guyle, Trustee

Jason Felty, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

Rod Wimer, Trustee


June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495

Nick Raver, Utility/Maint. Supt. 402-443-9688

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605

Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688


From the Mead Community Group


First of all we want to thank so many of you who helped with many of our projects – Marsha Lamberson and the Elementary School Student Council during Red Ribbon Week; Valerie Reiman for coordinating the DARE program beginning in January at Mead Schools; Randy Siske and Terry Hickman will again be taking a large group of youth to the Red/White Tailgate event in Lincoln on April 15, 2017; Roxanne Schnell for after-school mentoring; and those who participated in the Halloween Trunk or Treat at the Fire Hall, including Jennifer Getzschman who won the door prize.  Thank you to the Mead Fire & Rescue Department for again letting us partner with them to bring a fun and safe event for little ones on October 31st.  Also, a big thank you to PJ Quinn and Dr. Rawson for always being so very supportive of our group and helping us find ways to help bring all of these things and more to the Mead Public Schools.  Our most recent addition to our school system was $1100.00 for the Second Step curriculum for two classes in the elementary school and $500.00 to be used for character building material for use in all grades.  Over the past six years Mead Community Group has through grant funding been able to contribute almost $14,000.00 to the Mead Public Schools for curriculum, speakers, programs and events. We will be requesting more funding for the 2016-2017 grant year to provide the Second Step behavioral health program to more grade levels.


The MCG will be changing a bit at the first of the year.  After over six years at the helm, writing grants, doing all the bookwork, attending coalition meetings in Lincoln and almost single-handedly keeping the MCG productive, Jeannette Johnson is retiring from being “Chief” and would like to continue in a supporting role, letting someone else call the shots and helping as she can.  The MCG will continue to function as a part of the Saunders County Prevention Coalition, with Mary Hanson agreeing to coordinate, especially with projects for our schools.  Our community owes many thanks to Jeannette and Mary for tirelessly working to provide healthy lifestyle choices for our young people.  If we are to continue receiving grant money to continue these community activities (since its inception in 2008 almost $53,000), we need more participation by community members.  MCG meetings are held at the High School on the first Tuesday each month and everyone is welcome to attend and provide input.  Attending every meeting is not necessary.  Being available to help with projects such as the Valentine Day Dance is always welcome.  We just need community support to continue.  If you are willing to help in any way with just one of our projects or have other ideas to support the youth of our community, please attend one of our planning meetings or give PJ Quinn your contact information and MCG will get in touch with you. 


From the Mead Community Group, we wish you all a safe and healthy New Year!




Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mead Community Building


Start serving at 6:00 p.m.



Free Will Donation

Cash Bar

All proceeds to MVFD